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Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]

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The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.

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